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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 7, 2022
The Don Carlos and Alice V. Peete Lecture in the History of Medicine
12 noon - 1:00 pm
Clendening Amphitheater
2004 Robinson
Mary Virginia Rickel Pelletier
Director, Park Watershed Inc.
'Health Benefits of Nature in Cities'

Throughout the pandemic, park landscapes have provided a spectrum of health benefits, including access to fresh air, sunlight, informal, socially distanced community connections, and recreational playing fields. Contemporary public park experiences trace to historic landscape features, which were designed with respect to public health issues. We will review how findings from recent research have reinforced the value of past municipal planning strategies that foregrounded nature as a community asset. This presentation will include reflections of Don Carlos and Alice Peete family life within the Kansas City context, and how their life experiences connect to historic landscape design and city planning principles that were advanced by Frederick Law Olmsted. In addition, we will explore the formation of feasible and beneficial daily nature-human health relationships that are increasingly essential to individual, neighborhood, and planetary resiliency. 

Friday, May 6, 2022
The William G. Bartholome Lecture in Bioethics
12 noon - 1:00 pm
Clendening Amphitheater
2004 Robinson
Brian S. Carter, MD, FAAP
Chairman, and Marjorie & William T. Sirridge Endowed Professor
Department of Medical Humanities & Bioethics, and
Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology), UMKC School of Medicine
Children's Mercy Bioethics Center

Monday, November 15
TUKHS Morning Update

8:00 am
Dr. Carla Keirns and son Russell will be on to talk about vaccines for kids 5-11. Streamed on the Health System Facebook Page:
The University of Kansas Health System | Facebook

Tuesday, November 16
The Stanley R. Friesen Lecture in the History of Surgery

12 noon – 1:00 pm
Robert E Bulander, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor and Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship

University of Minnesota Department of Surgery
"The History of Shock"
Join via zoom:

Wednesday, November 17

The Ralph Hermon Major Noon Series
12 noon – 1:00 pm via Zoom
Marta Vicente, PhD
Professor, History; and Women, Gender and, Sexuality Studies

University of Kansas
"The Lieutenant-Nun: Science, Baroque Art, and Transgender Celebrity"
Please register in advance for this meeting below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thursday, November 18

ASCEND Series Talk
12 noon - 1:00 pm
Carla Keirns, MD, PhD
"Ethics & Authorship”


Thursday, December 9
The Ralph Hermon Major Noon Series
12 noon – 1:00 pm via Zoom
Kevin Flattery
"A Brief History of The University of Kansas Hospital" 
Please contact Ryan Fagan at 913-588-7040 or for further details

Tuesday, December 14
Disability Rights, Disability Services and Health Care

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm 
Carla Keirns, MD, PhD
This is the first of five sessions on disability between now and the end of 2022. The second and third will be panels, one on advocacy with local health care advocates, and one on access to health care with individuals with disabilities and their family members speaking about the barriers and how they lead to disparities.


KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
History and Philosophy of Medicine

Mail Stop 1025
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Tel: 913-588-7098 | Fax: 913-588-7060